Yvonne and Mitchel

upcycled clothing brand owners Caylin Willis and Jared Armstrong

OUR story

Yvonne and Mitchel is an upcycled clothing brand that extends the life cycle of fashion.

Caylin Yvonne Willis and Jared Mitchel Armstrong started YM in 2017 after they met in college and bonded over their love for vintage and personal style. Jared was going to school to get a degree in health sciences and decided to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a designer on the side, while Caylin was studying journalism and looking to start her own business. 

Although the couple had no background in fashion, they decided to merge their talents and launched an online vintage store through Instagram in 2017. A few years later — after Jared taught himself how to sew — they started transforming their thrift finds into one-of-a-kind, upcycled designs.

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OUR process

Yvonne and Mitchel is owned and operated by designer Jared Mitchel Armstrong and CEO Caylin Yvonne Willis out of Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The couple does everything themselves: source, design, sew, model, photograph, etc.

100% of the fabrics that are used to make our upcycled clothing — and 99% of our shipping materials — are sourced from secondhand shops and recycling centers.


Watch this video to see our sustainable shipping practices.

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Young man and woman trying on upcycled clothing

OUR Mission

Yvonne and Mitchel's mission is to reduce global textile waste by building a high-fashion, zero-waste clothing brand that's powered by sustainability and upcycled fabrics.